Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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Verizon's Shammo clarifies remarks about net neutrality impact on company's investment strategy

Apparently net neutrality  will  have an impact on Verizon's future investments--much as it will for other telcos--Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has clarified.

Sizing up wireless operators' need for speed

Carriers sometimes tout the maximum speeds their networks can deliver to subscribers. T-Mobile US, for example, claims that customers are seeing real-world peak downlink speeds of up to 145 Mbps in markets where it has deployed at least 15x15 MHz of spectrum for LTE. But how do the carriers really stack up when it comes to maximum speeds?

Verizon's Shammo: Enterprise spending is showing signs of life

Verizon may still be seeing slow growth in the enterprise space, but it's starting to see some potential light at the end of the tunnel that could bring it back into profitability over the next year.

Verizon Wireless takes lead in the LTE speed race

In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T and Sprint. 

AT&T to make throttling policy the same for LTE, HSPA+ subs with unlimited plans

AT&T Mobility plans to make its data throttling policy more uniform next year for customers on legacy unlimited data plans, regardless of what kind of smartphone they are using, according to an Ars Technica report.

Verizon FiOS makes retrans deal with Boston Fox affiliate, ends blackout

Verizon and Cox Media Group have ended a broadcast retransmission impasse that kept Fox affiliate WFXT-TV off the program guides of 400,000 FiOS subscribers in Boston and Rhode Island since Thanksgiving Day.

Moody's: Wireline revenue will continue to decline, but TV, broadband will offset trend

Wireline revenue will continue to decline by 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to credit rating firm Moody's. However, the rate of decline should improve as telcos like AT&T and Verizon see growth in residential TV and broadband services.

Verizon's battle with N.J. town shows strong thirst for rural wireline broadband

Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.

Synergy: U.S., Japan, UK and China drive worldwide retail colocation revenues

Colocation revenues continue to rise, a trend that Synergy Research Group said continued into the third quarter with the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and China being the dominant regions of growth.

Verizon claims 38% drop in wireline complaints in NJ township

Verizon is refuting charges made by local officials that it has turned its back on Hopewell Township, N.J.'s copper-based network while not providing its next-gen fiber-based FiOS service.